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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

University of Arizona integrates farming and technology

University of Arizona technology

Sutton Morgan owns Oasis Organics, a certified organic farm comprising roughly 2,500 acres in the Imperial Valley in the southeastern region of California. Like a growing number of farmers, Morgan is pushing sustainability first, which presents a number of challenges. Both traditional and organic farmers face labor shortages and higher production costs. “I cannot use… Read More →

Photos: 2017 Ranking Arizona Best of the Best Bash

Ranking Arizona

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Ranking Arizona is finally out and hundreds of local business leaders gathered at the OdySea Aquarium Thursday night to celebrate. For 20 years, voters have picked their favorite companies to do business with in Ranking Arizona. On Thursday, the people who work at the amazing companies that were ranked in this year’s… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $7.8 million to support Arizona nonprofits

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) donated $4,109,630 to support nonprofits in Arizona in 2016 – which amounts to $11,269 in daily giving to local nonprofit organizations, according to an announcement from the bank. Separately, Wells Fargo team members in Arizona spent 97,267 hours last year volunteering with nonprofits, schools and community organizations, and donating more than… Read More →

Report: 2,500 tech jobs added in Arizona in 2016

More techies are working in Arizona. The state’s technology sector added an estimated 2,545 new jobs last year, according to a recent report based on an analysis of data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, EMSI, and other sources. Technology association CompTIA released Cyberstates 2017‘s analysis of the number of… Read More →

Watch: FirstBank presidents go undercover to pay it forward for Arizona Gives Day

Clear Title

FirstBank, the premier sponsor of Arizona Gives Day, had two of its Arizona regional presidents go undercover Monday afternoon to pay for roughly $5,000 of customer groceries at Fry’s Food Store, located at 4724 N. 20th St. in Phoenix. The undercover operation was an effort to help promote Arizona Gives Day April 4, and encourage the lucky recipients to… Read More →

Thirsty Lion raises $40,000 for childhood cancer patients


During the month of March, Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer patients. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered national organization that is committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. From March 1 to March 19, the eight Thirsty Lion locations in Arizona, Colorado and Oregon… Read More →

Pioneer Title Agency expands into Pima County

Two houses joined together with staples

Pioneer Title Agency, a family owned business that is today the largest title agency statewide, announced its formal expansion into Pima County with the purchase of Metro Title Agency of Arizona. Through the purchase, Metro Title Agency’s four branches in Pima County, including its corporate headquarters at 2502 E. River Road; Northwest branch located at… Read More →

Christopher Todd Communities offers innovative rental options

Christopher Todd Communities, a new Arizona-based developer of private single-family, luxury rental homes, has kicked off the company’s first innovative “horizontal” rental community located at the southwest corner of Greenway Road and Litchfield Drive in Surprise, Arizona.   Horizontal rental living is a new trend, now seen only in a few other markets. Unlike the typical… Read More →

Diamondbacks surpass $50 million in charitable giving

The Arizona Diamondbacks and their charitable arm, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, surpassed $50 million in charitable giving since their inception in 1998, it was announced tonight at the annual Evening on the Diamond at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Of that $50 million, 80 percent has been donated in just the last 11 years.… Read More →

Catalytic Health partners aligns with digital health provider Life365

Life365, a digital health platform as a service provider, today announced a partnership with Catalytic Health Partners, a population health management company that provides enhanced care to high cost Medicare and Medicaid populations in order to improve outcomes while reducing total cost of care. Life365 has partnered with Catalytic Health Partners to provide remote patient… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Tallwave acquires full-service digital agency

Tallwave CEO Jeff Pruitt

Tallwave, a Scottsdale-based business consultancy firm, acquired Ethology, a full-service digital marketing and customer service firm. Tallwave hopes its acquisition of Ethology will help expand the firm’s consultative and management services for clients. Tallwave launched in 2009, helping over 150 early stage and enterprise companies solve business issues, develop new products, enhance customer service and… Read More →

Phoenix mayor opens Hermosillo trade office

The City of Phoenix officially opened a Northern Mexico trade office, on Tuesday, in Hermosillo. This is Phoenix’s second trade office in Mexico. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and a business delegation were at the office’s opening. During the ceremony, a Hermosillo-based custom label manufacturing company, Etiquetas e Impresiones de Mexico SA DE CV, announced it… Read More →

Peoria startup to provide health monitoring tools for Arizona patients

healthcare blood pressure vitals

A Peoria-based digital health tools provider partnered with a Phoenix-based health management firm to provide remote patient monitoring and data delivery for patients with chronic conditions in Arizona. Life365 will work with Catalytic Health Partners to help the health management firm’s staff monitor patient vitals and gain insight into behavior and engagement between face-to-face visits.… Read More →

Post-it note mural created for Arizona Gives Day

Arizona Gives Day Post-it note mural

A Post-it note mural was created and pasted onto the windows of the FirstBank branch in Scottsdale near Indian School Road and Drinkwater Boulevard in preparation for the upcoming nonprofit campaign, Arizona Gives Day. The names of 1,020 participating local nonprofits have been written on the Post-it notes that make up the mural, which says “Gives Day… Read More →

Enhance your company brand at branding workshop

creative offices

The team at Scottsdale-based Root + River is hosting a branding workshop to help business leaders enhance their brand. The half day workshop is geared towards business leaders, entrepreneurs and small business marketing directors or anyone looking to enhance their brand. Root+River says its half day workshop is designed to help business owners and experts build a brand that will last for the… Read More →